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Alexandria City History and its Attractions

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and the largest city on the Mediterranean Sea. It is called with the Bride of the Mediterranean Sea.

The history of Alexandria

This city was established by Alexander the Great in c. 331 BC. It was the center of Hellenistic civilization. He named this city Alexandria to bear his name throughout history. Unfortunately, the establishment of Alexandria city was completed, after Alexander the Great’s death.

Ptolemaic rulers and Roman emperors took it as their main capital for almost 1,000 years.

After that, in the Christian period, it became the center of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

Also, Alexandria had a great position in the Islamic period. In the Mamluk period, Sultan Qaitbay contracted The Citadel of Qaitbay, which is one of the most landmarks in Alexandria.

Let’s take a tour in Alexandria City to see its sightseeing

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt.  It includes attractions from several times and cultures.

1 – The Lighthouse of Alexandria: It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but it does not exist now.

2 – The ancient library of Alexandria: It was the largest library in the ancient world.

3 – The catacomb of Alexandria

4 – Pompey’s Pillar

5 – Roman Amphitheater

6 – The Citadel of Qaitbay

7 – Montazah Palace

8 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina

9 – Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue

10 – St. Mark Cathedral

11 – Abu Al-Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque

12 – Alexandria National Museum

13 – The Graeco-Roman Museum

14 – Royal Jewelry Museum

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